Could this be confirmation that Samsung is launching four S7 variants?


A few days ago, popular leakster @OnLeaks dropped a 360-degree video render of what should be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7. The video, while it gives us some insight into what the regular version of the device should look like, it doesn’t have any renders of the variants.

Awhile back, there was some discussion on whether the S7 launch in February would see four variants (the S7, S7 Plus, S7 edge and S7 edge Plus) of Samsung’s new flagship. We didn’t think so, but new information has surfaced recently about the possibility of a Galaxy S7 Plus and a Galaxy S7 edge Plus being launched.


Popular case manufacturer Spigen has put their Samsung Galaxy S7 cases on sale on Amazon even before the device has been launched, though the cases are not on Spigen’s website. The cases are going from USD14.99 (around RM66).

What’s interesting isn’t that the cases are out — because this isn’t the first time Spigen has done this — it is that there is a case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus and Galaxy S7 edge Plus. This could very well be confirmation of an earlier @evleaks post about the 4 S7 variants. While we don’t think that Samsung will be launching the S7 Plus and the S7 edge Plus in February, it also doesn’t make sense for Spigen to have the preorder for those cases so soon if Samsung weren’t going to launch their devices until the end of the year.

If they do launch four of them at the same time, the devices could either be separated by region, size or even processor. However, if the devices do get separated by region like HTC’s One M9 and One M9+, we’re sure there will be many unhappy Samsung fans.

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That said, the images look like placeholder/rendered images because if we were to compare them to @OnLeaks’ (who is quite reputable when it comes to leaks) youtube video, you’d notice that Spigen’s model device is missing the Galaxy Note5-esque rear curves.

As a recap of the specs. both the S7 and the S7 edge are said to run either their latest Exynos 8890 processor or a Snapdragon 820 depending on the market paired with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Good news is that that storage is said to be expandable as leaks claim Samsung is bringing back the microSD slot that was missing from their 2015 flagships.

Camera wise, the Samsungs are said to have a lower megapixel count, at 12MP for the primary, but feature the Korean manufacturer’s latest BRITECELL camera technology that is said to improve low light photography and reduce the camera hump. That coupled with a rumoured f/1.7 aperture lens should see the camera do quite well in low light.

The S7 should come in a 5.1″ form-factor while the S7 edge takes on the 5.5″ body. Both devices could also be waterproof,  which looks like a trend for the upcoming 2016 flagships.